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SCAMMED in China: Dashcam Scam

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Dash cam scams, extortion, fines, police, traffic violations, tickets, driving in China can be really frustrating sometimes. Now China has a problem with people baiting each other to break the law so that you can break the law and they can claim a reward. This is blackmail and extortion inCARnate Driving in China just got even more challenging! Join me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/winstoninchina Support me on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/serpentza Twitter: @serpentza Music used: VHS Dreams - Bodywork
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Jamie Lee Lewis (8 days ago)
And I thought China was all about honour and way of the samurai lol.... dodgy scamming little bastards aren't they....
Zeus Cronus (10 days ago)
China is a shit in the countryside toilet, there are millions of flies on the turd trying to reproduce by staffing their little bastard maggots into the turd, they strictly following the program , they dream of the warmer place in the shit pile. But from the reasonable and sanitary standpoint those holes should have been removed long ago.
JB London (24 days ago)
I imagine that because China doesn't have a benefits system, a benefits culture like the UK meaning if you don't work you get nothing people will always be on the lookout for new ways of making money.
Dav Dark (26 days ago)
Love watching your videos but I no longer have any desire to visit China.
terry lynn (1 month ago)
Its just a matter of time before those scams come to the US
Z.M (1 month ago)
So from your story, an aggressive driver rev'd up next to you, intimidated you and made you felt unsafe and instead, you decided to speed up to get away from it? well, maybe slowing down and let the dick head drive off would have been the better option instead of trying to look like you wanted to race him instead.
Greggg57 (1 month ago)
Stinking chinee assholes. They all suck.
Suri Ions (1 month ago)
Not just in China..its the same in Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok etc
Denny Hostasa (1 month ago)
After watching all of your videos my ass will never, ever go to China.
TakanashiYuuji (1 month ago)
But the emergency is just that right? You can use it in case of emergency, which this was.
dennis mclaughlin (1 month ago)
These scammers and their ilk are really painting the PRC as a really awful country to live in...their scorched-earth policies are deterring a helluva lot of potential visitors and trashing China's reputation to the whole world....so sad.
BLH BSIT (1 month ago)
Next time Drive a Jalopy and drive the AZZ hole off the road. Put a dash cam in your car and return the favor.
Hugo Pan (1 month ago)
You dare to drive in China without a dash cam? such a bold idea. I m from China, I always use dash cam and keep ignoring my passengers' talking. We have to be defensive and get ready to hit a child rushing into the road anytime. Reading the comments, I can understand why people don't like us. But there is nothing I can do. Our schools prefer politic rather than polite. Anyway, 500$ is your tuition now.
Q M V (2 months ago)
I normally agree with most of what Winston posted, however in this situation, I do understand the intention of citizen reporting system here. Sadly, the bad guys here managed to monetize a well intended setup. I hate bad drivers period, but going 5km to force others to pass illegally on the right shoulder is worse and downright evil.... just to make a buck. They might even pretend to have a stall and do the same, which is so sad. However, Winston should not have gone into the emergency lane just to get away from that psycho driver. Stay in your lane, and if the crazy dude caused an accident, then it would've been his fault. Wisely avoid breaking traffic laws, just because somebody pissed you off, what initially was the dude's fault now becomes your fault. In a chaotic driving environment like China, Russia, and many 3rd world countries ... get yourself a dashcamera for your own protection. This will help you if you need to go to court for any dispute.
Nelson Vazquez-Munoz (2 months ago)
What is the point of an emergency lane if you cannot use it during emergencies? Buy a dash camera.
New place Adventure X. (2 months ago)
stupid chinese, nothing but scams and cheating,
maxerd (2 months ago)
Best way to counter: film them back.
jakolu (2 months ago)
Someone pulling that bs is likely to end up in an accident himself. Hopefully with a vehicle that has a dashcam...
Miracles Happen (2 months ago)
Scamming is global not a Chinese problem: given the opportunity every person turns into a thief (old proverb).
Miracles Happen (2 months ago)
Dude, get a bicycle!: fast, free and healthy
madcityy (2 months ago)
It doesn't take a genius to put a cap on this. The same car, person or entity shouldn't be allowed to make money on more than 1 or 2 vehicles per month or so to remove the financial incentive. Otherwise it's just asinine and puts peoples lives in danger for meager amounts of money.
Rick Nadal (2 months ago)
WTF?!?!
Olafsos Huber (2 months ago)
Well, you got scammed my man, I am 16 years is Shenzhen and dont drive......but good videos
ThenewmanX1 (2 months ago)
WTF ?
Christopher M (2 months ago)
I know nothing of Chinese law or procedure but, if this were in the UK, you could try refusing to pay the fine IF that means that the case goes to court and the police have to prove their case. Then they probably would have to call the guy who took the webcam. He/she might not want to show their face in court, or maybe the police can't be bothered to prosecute. In the UK, challenging parking fines this way often results in a no-show by the prosecution - they just don't want to spend the time and resources. And, if it does go to court, the scammer turns up, video them...shame them.
Atoool K (2 months ago)
That's messed up :o
tom ster (2 months ago)
taiwan and china are both the same cultures. but the governments are so different. one is like the free world the other is full of oppression. are the people the same in both countries? or do they seem as different as their governments are? i got to wonder how much the cultures are influenced by the governments, driven to be scammers so much in china. i havent seen so many scam videos by so many youtubers about anywhere else as i have about china.
Brett Dwigans (2 months ago)
It sounds like the Chinese gov. Is either part of these scams or at least obliging the scammers by passing these ridiculous laws. Which makes me wonder why you would stay in such a shady country.
Yukie From Oz (2 months ago)
Gosh China is more fucked up than I thought.
14RubixcubeWorld57 (2 months ago)
Winston you and your wife should look at moving to Canada and do some video's from here, I'm gonna bet that you'd love it here as so many Brits and other Europeans already do.
Y Alexander (2 months ago)
Scamming people for 50 yuan by driving dangerously? These people will not live long...Can you use your own dashcam to report their aggressive driving scam?
John Honovich (2 months ago)
I wish the guys at GOOGLE would see this video and how their technology will be used to track extort and suppress their people.
Paul Pro (2 months ago)
Call the US and tell the government that China has weapons of mass destruction - then the US can invade them
happy man 4 dat (2 months ago)
This is really sad. Some level of disrespect and evil. I feel for you Winston. I know you are used to living this life but looking from outside it just stresses me. These scams that you would expect from dirt poor countries. I actually was mad you were drinking wine. All I thought is of you drink poisoned fake wine. China would be okay if you can be in a rural area away from the toxic city life and still be able to come and business in the city ...but living in the cities there look like a lot of stress.
moreofawave (2 months ago)
This is some bullshit right here. You get a measly 50mb and you cost someone $500 dollars for that. You are a piece of shit of a person.
MrMan (2 months ago)
I wouldn't go to China if you paid me by the hour after watching all the scammers, especially the gangs with chopsticks picking pockets......good luck
Blue Haze (2 months ago)
Is this how worst and desperate chinese people are?
Bernie Whomever (2 months ago)
This must factor in to their social credit system that they have going there. Very interesting social engineering at work, right now. Needless to say, your name is very ironic and fitting, if you have ever read George Orwell's 1984. If you haven't, I suggest you read it as soon as you can.
steve sun (2 months ago)
taiwan number 1
Paul Reid (2 months ago)
Bro, you look and sound like a looser!
Kevin Fox (2 months ago)
+serpentza although I suspect you'd at least be able to spell loser properly.
serpentza (2 months ago)
That’s what I’m striving for
Bat Guano (2 months ago)
When you build a society that encourages tattling and informing on each other (the Stasi security state in East Germany is an example), then life is just tedious. But remember, all you rat finks, snitches get stitches and end up in ditches.
Ryan Fischer (2 months ago)
Chris Pratt always getting scammed :(
John Nevin (2 months ago)
Thank you for your video car scammers
Octavio Octavius (2 months ago)
Another plus for China lol.
NatureLover (2 months ago)
Sir with all to respect. If things are so bad in China, WHY to you live there? Why to you not leave ?
Timothy Taggart (2 months ago)
Why do you live there? You seem annoyed by living there, stfu and deal with it or go home. Whiny beotch.
Leon Zhang (2 months ago)
It is weird that as a Chinese I would like a scammer video on YouTube. Maybe just as you said, not only foreigners, but also local Chinese are vulnerable to these scammers.
Interoptic (2 months ago)
Well YOU choose to live there!
shunkajun (2 months ago)
Not a chance I will ever go to that country, I will keep my butt right here in the good old USA where i know all the rules and speak the language, forget China ......
Windwar attack (2 months ago)
I appreciate all of your videos about China..because of all of the videos I have seen that you have done I have come to realize that China is a racist country with mostly selfish, deceptive, people that barely tolerate foreigners like you that fetishize their country...why you do is beyond me...I will stay clear of this hell hole
Jack Daniel Vithal (2 months ago)
As I say all scam cunts. Fukemn .
swordfish (2 months ago)
Then why do you live in China?!
Ringo Vicc (3 months ago)
A wise man once described this caliber of country as a "shithole", get out and come home bro.
Hallefjons TV (3 months ago)
Wow, doing that for 50 chinese is just crazy.
Paul Weissleder (3 months ago)
Serptntza and Laowhy86,I saw this a few days ago & couldn't get it out of my head, retold the story to both brothers. I thought that if YOU had a dash-cam and (just by accident) caught someone running a red light or a stop sign, could YOU get a bounty, not to mean that YOU would even consider that? The $500US fine seemed a little steep, even by US standards, as US tickets for the same offense wouldn't even begin to approach that figure, except perhaps in areas specializing in victimization of out of state motorists. Since you were a foreigner, do you think that you paid a "foreigner tax" on your ticket which would not have applied to a local? Just thinking out loud.
Rick (3 months ago)
lol. OMG. this is why we all left china and no plans on going back to that dump....U.S. have tons of photo tickets too...but atleast when I get one, i know is a real ticket.... best of luck in china...
nemanja milosevic (3 months ago)
Or add a cam to your own car and if you get a ticket, show them that he was blocking the traffic or whatnot I know there are small chances they would care, but its better than nothing.
Konad B (3 months ago)
Some of them will jump onto the bonnet of your moving vehicle to get money of you. These people and their endless tricks. But I am surprised that you not only marry one of them but you stay there. All the best bro.
Darknessblade (3 months ago)
when driving in china :"GET a dashcam yourself"
Logan Hessefort (3 months ago)
Yeah, I'm not about this mass servailance, getting tickets you werent even aware of shit.
lovelybutterfly32 (3 months ago)
I think I would have gotten my cell phone and started recording the guy driving crazy. People are such asses.
Wiggy (3 months ago)
No recourse? You don’t get to face your accuser in China?
gladitsnotme (3 months ago)
China needs Jesus BAD. A billion people worshipping the god of money. Scary af.
Kevin Fox (2 months ago)
Oh yeah and religion has NEVER hared anyone or made them suffer, right?
tonic real (3 months ago)
no wonder the rich have left there country
GuitarPetee pete (3 months ago)
like your videos. Suggestion. don't break traffic laws and you won't have that problem.
TheManLab7 (3 months ago)
Unless you were born there I've no idea why people would want to go there as the Chinese just want to mug you off.
Thanasis (3 months ago)
DISGUSTING CHINESE PEOPLE ... RUDE ... DIRTY... SCAMMERS... CHEAP...
Art Basch (3 months ago)
I heard parents can give money to the teachers to get better scores in school. In China it seems money is most important. I lived in China 2012 to 2014, but not everything is bad. Just be prepared. Thanks for the videos.
Greg Fowler (3 months ago)
That's the craziest thing I ever heard
tihzho (3 months ago)
So where was your dash cam? That's not very smart of you! I lived in Shanghai for about 10 years and three of those years I drove BUT only with a dash cam! Now that I'm back in America I still have a dash cam because the video does not lie.
TheBergbok (3 months ago)
Dash cams front & rear should help.... Ouch.
Agustin Leal (3 months ago)
No way, another way of scam. That is terrible
mohtadi mb (3 months ago)
Chinese are disgusting an greedy mohterfuckers
S.A. (3 months ago)
I am trying to watch your videos, learn more about China and the "Discover Japan" ad constantly pops up - is THIS A SIGN?
Teacher Mark (3 months ago)
Glad I live in Taiwan.
Bling Bling The BS OF THE ISS (4 months ago)
So there are no recourse is in this situation? No lawyers? No way of proving that you were entrapped? Talk about as system set up for failure. This will happen in America if they had laws like this.
UnQ (4 months ago)
I have visited Beijing and I was crossing the road on the zebra, and the cars passed by me with no problem. They dont respect any rule.
AND ME (4 months ago)
The message is skip China... just got to a country with less bullshit. Canada comes to mind
yiyodder (4 months ago)
Yet another reason to never visit this shit hole of a country. Stay Awesome
Sudevi Nadiya Samanich (4 months ago)
Wow and you were not able to fight that? I could never live in a place like that completely insane. There are no pros that can outweigh all of those cons.
Colleen Wasner (4 months ago)
Did the commies reds kill off all the nice chinee? Only the worst could survive and break instruments and stuff.
Cesar Gil (4 months ago)
This stupid law to stimulate people to denounce other drivers in search of reward, as they try to create situations where they can make someone else break the law, will end up provoking more accidents. It should be revoked immediately.
The Australian Health Show (4 months ago)
Great video and explanation.
Edward Crane (4 months ago)
No wonder asians come to Australia and think they have right of way when merging etc... no idea how to use an indicator at all!
Robert Harris (4 months ago)
The World is trash... 🤣 When in Rome Bruh, do what the locals do. Get that money 💰
Chris (4 months ago)
thanks for the video. I have been on the road now for 4 years and as a white dude in his late 50's I just prepare myself for the onslaught. First I never speak with anyone who approaches me. Why should I? They have no interest in getting to know me. I smile and say no and walk away. It always stops them. Second, there is nothing I need from a stranger on the street. The full intell on transportation, for example, is researched and probably in the phone. If I purchase anything at all, the price is secured beforehand. Finally, I never drive in a foreign country. Just reduces the risks and a driver can be had for cheap (arranged beforehand, online or through local). As for a scamming culture, they all are to an extent. From Morocco to SE Asia to China to India to Mexico...where are you going? to the xyz museum! -oh that is closed today, go here instead, hop on...Or you want this juice? Yes. how much? - it's 5, - ok 5 is right. Then it's 50. (so show the money first) ----Mother and child need money for formula so mother takes an agreeing tourist to the mart and she buys formula directly for the mother and feels good about it. After she leaves the formula is returned and the owner and woman split the money. ...etc.... Sadly travel means keeping to yourself. Having said all this, this particular scam with the vehicle is a real pisser that was pricey. I am going to Shanghai in March of 18 and yes, I am looking forward to my journey. I do want to add that I agree that the scammers are mostly older men. Millennials, etc are busy living. (except the cell phone grabbers, that takes agility.)
GoPro Dog (4 months ago)
China sounds great. Fuck the Chinese, though :)
TheCzyzo2 (4 months ago)
you shoul spoke good chinase for 6 years.what your problem?
Xaevi (4 months ago)
install dashcams front and rear and scam the scammers!
LastPlace09 (4 months ago)
Wow...
Matt B (4 months ago)
find him....and beat him..........done
Mr Dee (4 months ago)
Fuck China!
S K (4 months ago)
China is pure evil. Hell on earth.
S K (4 months ago)
Never ever go to Chana.
S K (4 months ago)
The essence of China in one video.
sniper (4 months ago)
I didn't know China is becoming such a shitty place to live unfortunately.
MrTruth111 (4 months ago)
what a mess over there
Phu Nguyen (4 months ago)
U don't go into illegal lane or area Point finger to others no good happened every where Scam or not? Some one driving behavior is his problems n cops But finally he did not cross lines n rewards . He s smart not u, right Not scam
Per Oskarsson (4 months ago)
I was confuse when Serpentza gave in and took the fine for this scam which was no doubt provoked and therefor a big injustice. His motivation "close to the weekend" sounds weird. A guy with his platform would have a great opportunity to expose this dark side of the community he says he loves, in way. I am sure he would get sponsors to help him thru, but maybe he calculates what his living in China would be afterwards.
Daniel Murphy (4 months ago)
In China town, when their elderly dies, they would chip up their body and store it in the freezer for consumption. A disgruntled former restaurant cook, walk to the police station and blow the whistle on the restaurant owner. upon their investigstion, they have found dozens of humans severed body in the freezer. So when you think of china, just think of hell on earth. I have stopped eating Chinese food, since 1999.